KCACTF

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KCACTFKennedy Center American College Theater Festival
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The KCACTF Allied Design & Technology Award is open to any student who has completed a major design or technology project in the areas of (but not limited to) makeup, projection, properties, millinery, masks, wigs, scenic art, draping and tailoring, technical direction, puppet, special effects, costume craft, and audio engineering.
Other finalists in the KCACTF Allied Design & Technology Award included Jake Crawford (Region 1), Emily Smallwood (Region 2), Jessica Browning (Region 3), Rebeca Lake (Region 4), Thomas Hanlon (Region 5), Jeremy Littlefield (Region 6), and Katherine Martinez (Region 8).
Please check out all of the other exciting things KCACTF has planned for the USITT Conference in Salt Lake City.
The Allied Design and Technology Award, which includes a scholarship to the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, went to puppet designer Samia Merritt, representing KCACTF Region 2.
What sort of impact does participation in USITT and KCACTF have on the developing careers of young designers?
The reason this resonates with me is because I know that it takes an exhaustive commitment from a national network of volunteers and donors to keep KCACTF thriving.
The KCACTF Allied Design and Technologies Award is open to students who have completed major design or technology projects in areas including (but not limited to) makeup, projection, properties, millinery, masks, tech, wigs, scenic art, draping and tailoring, technical direction, puppets, special effects, costume craft, and audio engineering.
Winners of the national KCACTF Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence are recognized by USITT with exhibits of their work at the Annual Conference & Stage Expo and with announcements in TD&T,
Rafael Jaen introduces the winners of the 2012 KCACTF design awards in this issue.
The other finalists in the KCACTF Allied Design and Technologies Award this year included Courtney Ricigliano, prop designer (University at Buffalo, Region 2), Keely Brown, prop designer (University of Michigan-Flint, Region 3), Richard Curtis, mask designer (Northeast State Community College, Tennessee, Region 4), Anna VandenAkker, projections designer (Dordt College, Iowa, Region 5), Cody Bates, Zach Evetts, and Ripp Martin, props/animatronics designers (Midwestern State University, Texas, Region 6), Erika Jacobson, millinery/makeup designer (Western Washington University, Region 7), and Molly Pack, specialty makeup designer (Utah State University, Region 8).
The success of this new KCACTF initiative was also due to many behind the scene contributors, including Jane Childs; Karen Anselm, outgoing KCACTF National Design, Technologies and Management (DTM) Chair; Gweneth West, incoming KCACTF DTM Chair; Jesse Dreikosen, DTM Vice-Chair for KCACTF Region IV; Tobin Neis from Barbizon Lights (KCACTF sponsor); Douglas Gilpin, USITT Design Expo Committee Chair; and Daniel Denhart, USITT Vice-President for Special Operations; and myself as incoming KCACTF DTM Vice-Chair and liaison for the USITT exhibit installation.
A special exhibit honoring the KCACTF Allied Design and Technology Award regional finalists was also new at the Long Beach conference.